Trademark Registration in UAE

Trademark Registration Services

Trademark Registration in UAE

Welcome to our trademark registration service page for the UAE. We offer comprehensive trademark registration services to help protect your brand and business identity in the UAE.

Our team of legal experts will guide you through the process and ensure your trademark application is handled efficiently and effectively!

Trademark registration

Why Register Your Business Trademark in UAE?

Registering your trademark in the UAE provides legal protection for your brand, business identity, and intellectual property rights. It gives you the exclusive right to use your trademark in relation to the goods or services you provide and prevents others from using a similar or identical mark that could cause confusion or dilute your brand’s reputation.

Trademark registration also adds value to your business and provides a competitive advantage, as it enhances your brand recognition and distinguishes your products or services from those of your competitors.

Our Trademark Registration Services

Our trademark registration services in UAE include the following:

1. Trademark Search

Our legal experts will conduct a comprehensive search to ensure your trademark is available for registration and does not conflict with existing trademarks in the UAE.

2. Trademark Application

We will prepare and file your trademark application with the UAE Trademark Office, ensuring all necessary documents are included, and the application is in compliance with local laws and regulations.

3. Trademark Examination

Once your application is filed, we will handle all communications with the trademark office and respond to any objections or requests for clarification to ensure a smooth examination process.

4. Trademark Registration

Upon successful examination and approval, we will obtain your trademark registration certificate and provide you with all necessary documentation to confirm your exclusive rights to use the trademark in the UAE.

5. Trademark Renewal

We also offer trademark renewal services to ensure your trademark remains valid and in force in the UAE. We will handle all necessary paperwork and deadlines to ensure your trademark remains protected and gets renewed on time.

Required Documents for Trademark Registration

Are you ready to register your trademark in the UAE? Then here, Emirates Business Setup gives you a list of documents that are required for your trademark registration.

The following documents are important to get your trademark registration process smoothly:
  • Power of Attorney
A notarized power of attorney authorizes your trademark agent or attorney to act on your behalf in the trademark registration process.
  • Trademark Application
This document provides a good representation of your trademark, including the trademark name, logo/ mark, and class of goods or services that classify your business to its true belongings.
  • Proof of Trademark Use
If your trademark has been in use in the UAE, you will need to provide evidence of such use, such as sales invoices or marketing materials.
  • Company Trade License

If you are registering a trademark for a company, you will need to provide a copy of the company trade license.

  • Passport Copy
You will need to provide a copy of the passport or Emirates ID card of the managing director.

What is Trademark?

A trademark is a unique symbol, word, phrase, or design that identifies and distinguishes the goods or services of one company from those of another. It is a form of intellectual property that helps businesses protect their brand identity and reputation.
Trademarks can take many forms, including
  • logos
  • brand names
  • slogans
  • hallmarks
  • seals
  • patterns
  • product designs
They are used to create a recognizable and memorable brand image and to differentiate a company’s products or services from those of its competitors.

Trademark rights are typically granted by the government and provide the owner with the exclusive right to use the trademark in connection with their goods or services. This allows the owner to prevent others from using a similar or identical mark that may cause confusion among consumers.

In summary, a trademark is a valuable asset for any business as it helps to create a strong brand identity and protect against infringement by competitors.

Who Can Register a Trademark in the UAE

In the UAE, any individual or business can register a trademark, whether they are local or foreign.

However, to register a business trademark, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Legally recognized entity
The applicant must be a UAE citizen or any legally recognized entity in the UAE, which includes individuals, companies, partnerships, and other organizations.
  • Genuine use of the trademark
The applicant must be able to demonstrate genuine use of the trademark in relation to the goods or services for which it is being registered.
  • Non-offensive
The trademark must not be offensive or contrary to public policy or morality.
  • Distinctiveness
The trademark must be distinctive and not similar or identical to any existing trademarks in the UAE.

Trademark Registration Process


Give us all your trademark details.


We will file your trademark registration application, and you must wait up to 90 days.


Get your trademark registration certification upon process completion

Here are the simplified steps and procedures for trademark registration in the UAE:
  • Go to the Ministry of Economy (MOE) and choose the trademark registration service.
  • Fill in the application details and attach the required documents.
  • Pay the application fee of AED 750 (electronic payment).
  • The Ministry of Economy (MOE) will review your application and notify you of the decision within 90 days.
  • If your application is accepted, you must pay AED 750 for the trademark publication fees.
  • If you fail to pay AED 750, then an AED 100 fine with a maximum of AED 1000
  • The accepted trademarks will be published in the Official Trademark Bulletin, and interested parties have 30 days to file an objection.
  • If no objection is filed, you must pay the final registration fee of AED 5,000 within 30 days from the end of the objection period.
  • If you also fail to pay the final registration fee on time, a fine of AED 1,000 will be imposed or a maximum of 10,000 annually, and the full part of the month will be calculated.

That’s it! Keep in mind that the trademark registration process usually takes around 6-8 months to complete, and fines may be imposed for delays in payment.

How Much Does a Trademark Cost to Register in UAE?

In the UAE, the cost of trademark registration ranges from AED 8500 to AED 18,000. These fees cover the application filing, examination, and registration process.
It is important to note that the cost of trademark registration may also include fees for conducting a trademark search and hiring a trademark attorney or agent.
In addition, the cost of a trademark application may also vary depending on whether the trademark application is filed online and gets approved in 30 days. If it is not approved within 30 days, and there is a chance of rejection in this period, then half of your application fees will not get refunded.

Validity of Business Trademark in UAE

The validity of your trademark registration will last 10 years. Before it gets expires you can then again apply for the renewal. The renewal of your business trademark will be done by paying fees. Also, UAE trademarks are protected only in the country and within its seven Emirates and not outside the country.

Benefits of Trademark Registration

A trademark provides many benefits for registering a business in the UAE, including exclusive rights, protection, brand recognition, asset value, international protection, and business advantage.

Other noticeable benefits of trademark registration in the UAE including:

  • Trademark registration in the UAE provides the owner with exclusive rights to use the trademark in connection with their goods or services and prevents others from using a similar or identical mark that may cause confusion among consumers.
  • It provides legal protection against infringement, counterfeiting, and other unauthorized use of the trademark. The trademark owner can take legal action against any infringers and seek damages for any losses incurred.
  • A registered trademark in the UAE can help to build brand recognition and loyalty among consumers, as it distinguishes a company’s products or services from those of its competitors.
  • It can be a valuable asset for a business, as it can be licensed or sold to generate revenue.
  • Trademark registration in the UAE provides protection and can also be used as a basis for registration in other countries under international treaties.
  • It can provide a competitive advantage for businesses, as it demonstrates to customers and investors that the business is established and serious about protecting its intellectual property rights.


If you’re looking to register a trademark in the UAE, you should be prepared to pay between AED 8,500 and AED 18,000. It’s important to note that there may be additional expenses involved, such as fees for translations and legal assistance. Additionally, trademark owners may need to pay for the publication of their trademark in two local newspapers.

If you want to register a trademark in Dubai, the initial step is applying to the Ministry of Economy. The required registration documents may include the following:
  • A trademark logo
  • Copy of your commercial license
  • Power of attorney
  • Priority document
  • Copy of your passport and other attachments as necessary.

Ensuring that all the necessary documents are accurate to help facilitate a smooth registration process.

If you’re interested in registering a trademark in the UAE, it’s important to note that the process typically takes 6 to 8 months to complete.

It’s also worth noting that registering a trademark in the UAE covers all seven Emirates, including Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah, and Umm Al-Quwain. It is only possible to choose to register your trademark in one of these Emirates, as the registration process is applied uniformly throughout the UAE.

In the UAE, TRN stands for Tax Registration Number. It is a 15-digit unique identifier the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) uses to distinguish one business from another.
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